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Dive Review of Papa Hogs SCUBA Emporium in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Papa Hogs SCUBA Emporium: "Strong Current But Great Dives", Feb, 2024,

by Gilbert Zeimer, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12905.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My dive buddies and I left the Sky Princess cruise ship at 10am, grabbed a cab a few miles up the beach, and arrived at Papa Hog’s Scuba Emporium a while later. It was recommended by someone we met in Italy last fall who has dived with these guys for 20 years and this was one of 250 dive shops on the island.

Though it was one of the smaller operations, it provided very personable service and a friendly crew. We got outfitted in regulators, depth and air gauges, full-b ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Papa Hogs SCUBA Emporium   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Australia, Caribbean, California, Mexico, Hawaii, Micronesia
Closest Airport CZM Getting There I was on a Sky Princess cruise to the Western Caribbean and Mexico

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80-80°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 70 foot depth max, stay near divemaster, signal with 700psi, safety stop of 3 minutes at 10-15 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There were only three divers on our ponga, along with the captain and divemaster. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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